THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Reggae in the Desert: The 15th annual music festival is scheduled for noon June 11 at the Clark County Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The all-ages event is set to feature Capelton, Don Carlos, Israel Vibration, Fortunate Youth, Junior Marvin and New Kingston. General admission tickets are $40 in advance and $45 the day of the show. VIP tickets are $120 and include an event T-shirt, event poster, meet-and-greet with select artists, a VIP cash bar and air-conditioned VIP Lounge. Children 5 or younger will be admitted free. Visit ticketfly.com or reggaeinthedesert.com.
2. Sundown in Downtown: The event, returning for its fifth year and celebrating the Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s 25th anniversary, is set from 6 to 10 p.m. June 10 at Heritage Park next to the museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is set to include music, drink and food vendors. Tickets for the 21-or-older event start at $35, which includes all-you-can-eat via food vendors and two drink tickets. Additional drink tickets can be purchased for $5 each. Visit lvnhm.org or call 702-384-3466.
3. Star Wars Day At The Museum: The event is set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11 at The Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place. Appearances are planned by UNLV’s club the Society of Lightsaber Duelists Neon City Garrison 501st Legion. Activities include rocket ship design; Jabba the Hutt Slime, where chemistry is highlighted in creating the slime; and the science of sound effects used in “Star Wars” movies. Activities are included in the museum’s general admission price of $14.50 per person. Visit discoverykidslv.org or call 702-382-5437.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
“Decades Apart — Reflections of Three Gay Men”: Performances of the multimedia show are scheduled at 8 p.m. June 10 and 11 and 3 p.m. June 12 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
Reading Rangers: Costumed superhero teachers from 22 Reading Rangers Clark County School District elementary schools will kick off a summer reading program from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 11 at the Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway. When students arrive at the mall, they will receive a “bingo card” that they will use to document their progress in their quest to find each of the superhero teachers, who will be at various locations throughout the mall. Once they have filled out their card, they will be directed to an area where they will receive free books. However, children will need to be on their guard as social media reports indicate that villains like “Stinky McNoReads” and “Lazy Kid” will be at the mall trying to distract children and keep them from reading this summer. There will also be reading activities for students and families. Visit ccsd.net.
Movie night: Films are set to be screened at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 25 at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. “Planes” is scheduled for June 9 and “Minions” for June 16. Visit downtowncontainerpark.com.
Movies in the Square: Screenings of G- and PG-rated movies are scheduled at sundown Thursdays through Aug. 18 on the Green at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. “Inside Out” is scheduled for June 9. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
Sip, Bite, Bid: The annual wine tasting event hosted by Lutheran Social Services of Nevada is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. June 9 at Cili Restaurant at Bali Hai, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event featuring wine tasting and a silent auction is set to benefit Lutheran Social Services of Nevada. Tickets are $65. RSVP by visiting lssnv.org or calling 702-467-4442.
“(W)rites of Passage”: The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre plans to present a collection of humorous, warm, touching and tender student writings about growing up in Las Vegas in a show set for 7 p.m. June 10 in the Black Box Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway; and at 7 p.m. June 11 in the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St., Suite 145. All performances are free. Visit artslasvegas.org.
Health, Healing & Happiness conference: The event is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. June 10, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 11 and 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 12 at Tuscany Suites & Casino, 255 E. Flamingo Road. It is set to include 17 speakers, presentations, discussions of nutrition and emotional balancing, healthy cooking demonstrations, yoga, fitness classes and a holistic vendor marketplace. Tickets are $109 for full-weekend admission or $69 for Saturday or Sunday admission. Visit health-healing-happiness.com or call 702-772-9401.
“The Jungle Book”: As part of the Movie in Circle Park series, a screening is planned for 7:30 p.m. June 10 at Huntridge Circle Park, 1251 S. Maryland Parkway. The community concession stand is set to be open by 7 p.m. Moviegoers driving to the park are encouraged to carpool and/or park at the nearby Huntridge Shopping Center, 1116 E. Charleston Blvd. Visit tinyurl.com/mhcpjb16.
Melissa Manchester: The performance, part of the 52 Fridays series, is scheduled at 8 p.m. June 10 at the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St. Tickets are $20.71 to $118.81. Visit goldennugget.com or call 866-946-5336.
Clint Holmes: Performances are scheduled at 8:30 p.m. June 10 and 11 and 2 p.m. June 12 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $37 to $55. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Pink Floyd tribute artist The Machine: The performance is scheduled at 9 p.m. June 10 at the Yard inside Topgolf Las Vegas at MGM Grand, 4627 Koval Lane. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $27. Visit topgolf.com/us/las-vegas or call 702-933-8458.
Race for Hope and Fun Walk: The seventh annual event benefiting the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation is scheduled at 8 a.m. June 11 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Registration is $40. Visit grantagiftfoundation.org or call 702-564-2453.
Station 18 Open House: The event is planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11 at Fire Station 18, 575 E. Flamingo Road, and is set to focus on summer safety.
A Garden in the Desert: The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 11 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. A ranger is set to be on the site of the Pioneer Garden to discuss the wide variety of crops with park visitors. Admission is $1 or free for kids 12 or younger. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.
Watercolor painting: The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. June 11 at Clark County Wetlands Park, 7050 Wetlands Park Lane. Participants of all ages are invited to learn the basics of working with watercolors and paint a nature-themed scene. Advanced sign-up is requested. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/wetlandspark or call 702-455-7522.
Junior Achievement poker tournament: The sixth annual poker tournament to benefit Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada is planned for noon June 11 at Planet Hollywood Resort, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Texas hold ‘em is planned to start at noon, with a grand prize of a seat at the World Series of Poker’s main event this summer at the Rio. Buy-in is $250 for 5,000 chips; rebuy, $100 for 5,000 chips; and add-on, $100 for 10,000 chips. Call 702-214-0500 or visit JALasVegas.org.
Linhong Li Chinese Youth Ensemble: The group plans to perform Chinese folk music and contemporary Western pop songs on traditional Chinese instruments at 2 p.m. June 11 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $7 at the Winchester front desk or online at at ClarkCountyNV.gov/parksregistration.
“The Danish Girl”: The free screening of the 2015 film is set for 2 p.m. June 11 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
“Ultimate Variety Live!”: The show is planned for 6 p.m. June 11 and 12 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, and is set to feature comedians, magicians, ventriloquists, instrumentalists, tribute artists and more. It is to be hosted by Kelly Clinton-Holmes. Tickets start at $10. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
ACLUNV’s 50th Anniversary Gala: The event celebrating American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is scheduled at 7 p.m. June 11 at Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Artist and designer John Van Hamersveld has created custom artwork for the gala and a limited-edition poster for VIP attendees. Before the formal gala program begins, there will be a one-hour meet-and-greet with Van Hamersveld, along with additional Nevada and national VIPs. The event is set to include dinner, entertainment, a silent auction and honoree recognition. Tickets are $250 or $350 for VIP. Visit aclunv.org/50thAnniversary.
3 Doors Down: The free performance, part of the Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series, is scheduled at 9 p.m. June 11 at the Third Street Stage at The Fremont Street Experience at Fremont and Main streets through Las Vegas Boulevard South. Visit vegasexperience.com.
Wild Science: The hands-on math and messy science-based lessons and activities for children 6 or older are scheduled at 1 p.m. June 12 at Clark County Wetlands Park, 7050 Wetlands Park Lane. Advanced sign-up is requested. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/wetlandspark or call 702-455-7522.
Bringing the Strip to Unity Center: The Benefit Concert for the Unity Center is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. June 12 at Unity Center in the Valley, 3037 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite 300. The concert is set to feature Beth Mullaney and guest artists from shows from the Strip including “Menopause,” “Mamma Mia!” and more. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Visit uciv.org/tickets or call 702-435-3289.
Dan and Phil — The Amazing Tour is Not on Fire: The show is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. June 12 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $49 to $114. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
“Bye Bye Birdie”: The film is scheduled to be screened at 1 p.m. June 14 as part of the “M is for Musical” series at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Call 702-507-3400 or visit lvccld.org.
Tough Tony’s Life of Crime — A Conversation with Frank Cullotta: The event, part of the Wiseguy Speaker Series, is scheduled at 7 p.m. June 14 at the Mob Museum, 300 E. Stewart Ave. This event is free with museum admission and free for all museum members. Visit the themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.
“The Collective”: The Global Citizenship Service at Cirque du Soleil plans to host its 11th annual free art exhibition at Eden Gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., from noon to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays through June 14. The exhibit features artwork by the company’s performers, technicians and support staff in Las Vegas. In addition to the 33 works showcased this year, The Collective will also feature the square project from the Zarkana Theater, a collection of squares created by individual cast and crew members that, once brought together, represent the beauty, importance and impact of working together toward a common goal. Visit EdenArtStudioAndGallery.com.
Airlines Kiwi Club luncheon: The American Airlines Kiwi Club Chapter is set to host a luncheon and meeting at 11 a.m. June 15 at Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar in Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. All flight attendants, online or retired, from American Airlines, American Eagle, TWA or US Airlines are welcome to attend. RSVP to Kay Jennings at 702-896-5496.
“Cabaret”: Performances of the musical are set for 7:30 p.m. June 14-19 and 2 p.m. June 18 and 19 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29 to $129. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Public Meeting Concerning Proposed Changes To Third Street: The event is scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m. June 16 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Three options for changes to Third Street downtown between Charleston Boulevard and Bonneville Avenue are set to be presented. Public review and comment is requested. The options also will be available for review in the school’s Frank Wright Memorial Courtyard from 4 to 6 p.m. June 18. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov.
DjangoVegas! Gypsy Jazz Festival: The event is set for 6 p.m. June 18 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Doors open at 5 p.m. for cocktails and pre-show entertainment. The annual celebration of the music of Django Reinhardt and other gypsy jazz musicians past and present is set to feature the Frank Vignola Trio, The Rhythm Future Quartet, Hot House West and The Hot Club of Las Vegas. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
WORTH A DRIVE
Vegas Fringe Festival: The sixth annual Vegas Fringe Festival is scheduled June 10-19 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. The festival of live theater is slated to feature new and established plays and performances of no more than 90 minutes. Each is set to be put on several times. Selections include everything from “Wind in the Willows” to “JuJu Goes to Pahrump.” Single-show tickets are $12. A festival pass for all 13 shows is $130. Seating is general admission.Visit lvlt.org.
“Metropolis” with live music: The Henderson Symphony Orchestra is slated to play a live score to the classic silent movie at 8 p.m. June 10 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets are $10. Call 702-267-4849 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
Junefest: The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. June 11 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road, and is slated to feature performances from artists such as Pat Benatar, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and The English Beat. Tickets start at $29. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.
Fishing Derby Day: The city of Las Vegas and the Nevada Department of Wildlife plan to host the free event beginning at 7:30 a.m. June 11 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Free fishing poles, tackle and bait will be available while supplies last. Boy Scout Troop 555 plans to host a $5 pancake breakfast. Entertainment also is planned. A fishing license is not required to participate, but fishing limits apply. Call 702-229-6154 or visit lasvegasnevada.gov/ward6.
Get Outdoors Day: The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road, is set to host the all-day event June 11. Science Safari — Butterflies! is planned from 9 a.m. to noon for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org. A GO Mount Charleston Open House is planned from noon to 4 p.m. with interactive tabletop displays about the Spring Mountains; day hike, backpacking, and camping and cooking equipment displays and demonstrations by REI; interpretive hikes; and visits by Smokey Bear and Mojave Max characters. An astronomy program and viewing by the Las Vegas Astronomical Society is planned from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Visit gomtcharleston.com.
Wonderground: The monthly magic and variety event is scheduled at 8 p.m. June 16 at The Olive Mediterranean, 3850 Sunset Road. There are performances at 8, 9 and 10 p.m., and admission is $10 for the night. Visit vegaswonderground.com or call 702-451-8805.
Carolyn Wonderland: Part of the Boulder Blues series, the performance is scheduled at 7 p.m. June 16 at at the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets for the 21-or-older show are $5. Visit boulderstation.sclv.com or call 702-432-7777.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME: The circus is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 16-18, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. June 18, and 1 and 5 p.m. June 19 at the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $20 to $50. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
Poets’ Corner: The event for people 17 or older is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. June 17 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The monthly forum for established poets and open-mic participants features local poets. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.
Summer Morning Walk: The nature-themed storytime and craft activity is scheduled at 7 a.m. June 18 at Clark County Wetlands Park, 7050 Wetlands Park Lane. Advanced sign-up requested. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/wetlandspark or call 702-455-7522.
Build Your Own Fort Replica: The activity is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. Visitors can build their own replica of the Old Fort using popsicle sticks, construction paper and more. Admission is $1 or free for kids 12 or younger. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.
Nature Tales: The nature-themed storytime and craft activity is scheduled at 11 a.m. June 18 at Clark County Wetlands Park, 7050 Wetlands Park Lane. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/wetlandspark or call 702-455-7522.
Dear Ol’ Dad’s Day: The event is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. June 19 at several city of Las Vegas pools. The cost is $2 for ages 4 to 17 and 50 or older, $3 for ages 18 to 49 and free for ages 3 or younger and fathers. The event is at Carlos L. Martinez and Darrio J. Hall Family Pool at Gary Reese Freedom Park, 889 N. Pecos Road, 702-229-1755; Garside Pool, 250 S. Torrey Pines Drive, 702-229-6393; and Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road, 702-229-6309. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov.
Small Space fest: The event, organized by Weft in the Weave, is scheduled at 6 p.m. June 20 to 1:30 a.m. June 21 at Emergency Arts, 520 Fremont St. It is set to include visual art, theater, dance, opera and music performances. Visit weftintheweave.com.
Developing Nonprofit Case (Need) Statements: The event, part of the Southern Nevada Nonprofit Information Center workshop series, is scheduled at 5 p.m. June 21 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Participants should bring board and governance description, budget (both organizational income and expenses), history of organization, mission, vision and values statements, organizational goals and objectives, staffing information and stories/statistics of impact (organization). Visit sonnpic.wordpress.com or call 702-507-3421.
Takin’ Care of Business Golf Tournament: The event is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. June 22 at Topgolf Las Vegas at MGM Grand, 4627 Koval Lane. Net proceeds are set to benefit the Lee Business School Alumni Chapter of the UNLV Alumni Association to be used in support of student and alumni programs. Event tickets are $150 and include three hours of Topgolf game play, Topgolf U golf instruction, food, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, and three drink tokens (for players 21 or older) and are available at unlvalumni.org/TCB. Visit topgolf.com/us/las-vegas or call 702-933-8458.
2016 Human Resources Academy — “What To Do When The Government Knocks”: The program is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. June 23 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. The presentation is designed for business owners, managers, supervisors and human resources professionals who must deal with real-life workplace issues that have real legal consequences. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
Business 101 — How to Start a Small Business: The event, co-sponsored by SCORE, is scheduled at 6 p.m. June 23 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
The River — A Staged Reading: The event is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. June 24 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
The Scintas: The group’s limited engagement performance schedule was extended through November. This month’s performances are set for 7:30 p.m. June 24 and 25 at the Plaza, 1 S. Main St. Tickets are $29 to $49. A dinner and show package is available for $99. Visit plazahotelcasino.com or call 702-386-2110.
History Talk — The Civil War in the American Southwest: The event is set for 11 a.m. June 25 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. The ranger-led lecture is set to highlight the historical context, military campaigns, and personalities of the Civil War in the American Southwest. Admission is $1 or free for kids 12 or younger. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.
Women Empowering Women: The event for women 16 or older is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. June 25 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The event is part of the Women’s Conference Series and is set to feature speakers from various fields including health, education, finance and the overall welfare of self and family. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.
Open Container: The craft beer festival hosted by Motley Brews is scheduled from 7 to 9:30 p.m. June 25 at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Visit opencontainerpark.com.
The A, B, C & Ds of Medicare Info Session: The event, co-sponsored by Nevada State Aging and Disability Services Division, is scheduled at 3 p.m. June 27 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Fourth of July Potluck: The event for seniors 50 or older is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 30 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 J St. It is free with a large dish of food to share. Advance registration is required by June 28. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6125.
“IDAHO! The Comedy Musical”: Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. July 6-9, 12-17 and 2 p.m. July 10, 16 and 17 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $19 to $89. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Boston: Tickets are on sale for the planned July 15 performance, with an appearance by Dennis DeYoung, founding member of Styx, at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St. Tickets start at $49.50. Visit dlvec.com or call 702-388-2100.
Barenaked Ladies: Tickets are on sale for the performance scheduled from 7:30 to 11 p.m. July 22 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St. Tickets start at $42.50. Visit dlvec.com or call 702-388-2100.
Mah Jongg World Championship: The event is scheduled July 22-24 at the Westgate Hotel, 3000 Paradise Road. Players can enter by winning a sanctioned tournament or buying in at a higher cost. Visit destinationmahjongg.com, or for sales information, email email@example.com.
“The Sound of Music”: Performances by the national touring production are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2-14 and 2 p.m. Aug. 6, 7, 13 and 14 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $36 to $127. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Summerland Tour: Tickets are on sale for the performances scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St. The show is set to include Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit and Sponge. Tickets range from $32.11 to $50.46. Visit dlvec.com or call 702-388-2100.
Spy Escape: The two-day seminar and training course taught by ex-CIA agent Jason Hanson designed to keep individuals and their families safe from danger is scheduled Aug. 17 and 18 and 19 and 20 at the Stratosphere Theater, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $1,499.95 per person, plus applicable taxes and fees. Visit ticketbat.com.
Yes: Tickets are on sale for the performance by the British progressive rock band scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St. Tickets are $41 to $73. Visit dlvec.com or call 702-388-2100.